4.5 Not impressed Vimal2010 | 23/05/2011 | See all Vimal2010's reviews (2) I bought the Sony MDR-XB300 after a fair bit of research and it had glowing reviews all over the web. But the sound quality just isn't up to my liking. It is only suitable for music with heavy bass, every other type of music sounds distorted because the bass effect persists and they are delivered with a loud thump and rumble. Disappointing.Otherwise the product has very good build quality, the ear cushions are really soft and comfortable and they rest like pillows on your ears. They also block a good deal of ambient noise. The head band is made of quality plastic that can be adjusted for a snug fit. The cable is flat so that it resists tangling. It is also short (1.2 metres) and so the headphones can be easily used at a computer. The gold plated connector fits standard 3.5 mm jacks properly (including those on iPods). Overall the product looks like it is built to last. If only the phones could deliver non-bass music without the bassy distortion.